Eight goals shared in Takeley draw

Takeley's Alex Martin

Takeley's Alex Martin - Credit: Archant

Takeley boss Duncan Easley told the Dunmow Broadcast that the 4-4 goalfest with London Bari felt more like a loss than a draw.

Easley saw his side go 3-0 up on Tuesday, be pegged back to 3-3 and retake the lead only for Bari to snatch a draw in the last minute.

He said: “It felt like a defeat.

“To be 3-0 and then 4-3 up and not win was disappointing, especially to concede so late on.

“The first 20 minutes was as good as we have played all year, but there was a bit of naivety at the back on our part.

“We were missing one or two, they should be back at the weekend so that will help us.”

After 20 minutes an own goal along with efforts from Greig Taylor and Alex Martin had seen the hosts take control of the Essex Senior League Premier Division clash.

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However, Bari showed resolve to pull two goals back before half-time.

They got back on level terms 10 minutes into the second period.

The away side could have been on for a remarkable comeback, but they missed a couple of chances to go ahead for the first time in the match.

They were made to pay for that as Takeley’s James Mayes put his side back in front with the seventh goal of the game.

Right at the end Takeley missed an opportunity to seal the match, however that chance was missed and Bari attacked at the other end and netted a late equaliser to earn a share of the spoils from the entertaining encounter.

At the weekend Takeley were beaten 4-2 at home by second in the table side Barking.